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Flexatone, modern percussion instruments

Flexatone

metal percussion instrument.  It appeared in the early 20s this century in France.

It is small, steel, narrowed to an end plate on a wire frame. The narrow end of the plate is bent, and to him from both sides are attached flat steel bars at the end of which freely range two solid wood or metal balls.

Flexatone

Flexatone

When the performer, keeping flexatone in the right hand on the handle, click by the right thumb on the lower narrow end of the plate, balls hit constantly on it, producing a ringing, some howling sound, like the sound of the saw.

Height of sound varies depending on the degree of bending of the plate. Flexatone was used mostly in the 20-30s